Film Listings May 2016


Thurs 26th Alasdair Ogilvie: An Evening of Stroud DelightsLocal film maker Alasdair Ogilvie shows a selection of his recent films including a film about poet, activist, letterpress printer and one of Stroud's most cherished characters Dennis Gould 7:30pm £5

Sun 29th Mary Trunk: Lost in Living - Behind the domestic curtain of motherhood, where the creative impulse can flourish or languish, are four women determined to make a go of it. Filmed over seven years, Lost in Living, confronts the contradictions inherent in personal ambition and self-sacrifice, female friendship and mental isolation, big projects and dirty dishes. The complex realities of family life unfold in this documentary film about the messy intersection of motherhood and artistic expression 2:30pm £3 (Select Festival)


Sun 1st Song from the Forest - As a young man, American Louis Sarno heard a song on the radio that ignited his imagination. He followed its melody into the Central African rainforest to the Bayaka Pygmies, a tribe of hunters and gatherers. He never left. Now after 25 years living with the Bayaka and recording their music Louis is fulfilling an old promise to his pygmy son, Samedi. Together they travel from Africa to the concrete jungle of New York. With a fascinating soundtrack and stunning imagery contrasting rainforest and urban cityscape, Louis’ and Samedi’s stories are interwoven into a touching portrait of an extraordinary man and his son. Doors 7:30pm Film starts at 8pm £6/£5concs/£2members

Sun 15th Gueros - Ever since the Mexico University strike broke out, Sombra and Santos have been living in angst-ridden limbo. Education-less, motionless, purposeless, and unsure of what the strike will bring, they begin to look for strange ways to kill time. But their idiosyncratic routine is interrupted by the unexpected arrival of Tomas, Sombra’s kid brother. Unable to fit in amongst these older slackers, Tomas discovers that unsung Mexican folk-rock hero Epigmenio Cruz has been hospitalized somewhere in the city. Tomas convinces Sombra and Santos they must track him down in order to pay their final respects at his deathbed. But what they thought would be a simple trip to find their childhood idol soon becomes a voyage of self-discovery across Mexico City’s invisible frontiers. Doors 7:30pm Film starts at 8pm £6/£5concs/£2members

Sun 29th Dark Horse - An inspirational true story set in the village of Cefn Fforest in one of the poorest mining valleys in Wales. Jan Vokes, a local barmaid, decides to breed a racehorse when she overhears a regular talking about the time he owned a share of a horse. Together with the regular and her husband she buys a £300 thoroughbred mare, pairs her with an aging stallion, then forms a syndicate with 23 friends in the village who each pay £10 a week to raise the foal. Raised on a slagheap allotment, to the astonishment of the racing elite, Dream Alliance grows up to be an unlikely champion, until one day disaster strikes…Doors 7:30pm Film starts at 8pm £6/£5concs/£2members


Sun 1st Royal Opera House - Lucia Di Lammermoor 1:50pm (15)

Tues 10th Globe On Screen - Measure for Measure 6:45pm (CTBC)

Thurs 12th National Theatre - A View From The Bridge 6:50pm (12A)

Weds 18th + Sun 22nd Royal Opera House - Frankenstein Weds 7pm/Sun 1:50pm (12A)